ISSN 0717-6171 online version
ISSN 0071-1713 print version


Scope and policy

Estudios Filológicos (EFil) hosts in its pages specialized studies in linguistics and literature, and related areas, especially issues relating to the Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American literatures.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Submitting articles. The author should title his of her work -which must be unpublished- as briefly as possible, and at the end of the recorded name of the institution to which he or her belong. It should also provide postal address and email. Collaborations, written entirely in Spanish -should be sent to the address of the magazine. The magazine goes on circulation in the last day of June and November.

Sending reviews. Reviews are preferably reviews, four page typed with double spacing. The descriptive should not exceed two pages.

Summary and abstract. Each entry must include the beginning of it a summary (in Spanish) and an abstract (in English) should provide an accurate picture of the content, which may not exceed 10 lines. It will be incorporated between 4 or 5 keywords, in Spanish and English.

Style. The style rules used by EFil -taken mainly from the MLA Style Manual- are set out below.

Text. The text should not exceed 25 pages (21.5 x 27 cm) typed with double spacing , including notes, bibliography and any graphics, tables and appendices. Any version can be send of Microsoft Word for Windows, Times New Roman 12.

  • Graphs, tables and illustrations, with their respective titles and legends, is incorporated into the text , and it will be sent on separate pages and numbered consecutively.
  • The text notes to any numbering, footnotes. Calls to them will be made by superscript numbers without parentheses.
  • The start of a new paragraph shall be indicated by indented five spaces in the left margin. A paragraph is separated from the previous and the rest of the text.
  • A letter, word, phrase or sentence is cited as an example or discussion thread, should appear in italics. If phonetic transcription, it appears enclosed in square brackets, if phonemic between slashes. The meaning of a word will be placed in single quotes.
  • The quotations in inverted commas when not exceeding four lines. On that amount should go to 10 spaces indented paragraph without quotation marks, which is separated from the text by a space more. At the end of the appointment bearing the reference as if it were text reference (see below), which is valid also for indirect quotations and referrals.
  •  The quotes quotes and calls to be recorded footer before scoring:
    "... freedom of expression. "
    ... that society assigns to the variety in question.
  •  If your item subdivision, use decimal numbers (beginning with 1., Following 1.1., Or 2., As required).

Reference text. To cite sources the author-date system brackets (not excluding footnotes page provided they are content notes or bibliographic notes comment) will be used. This system includes the author's surname and year of publication (mediating between the two only one space), provided that the latter is not mentioned in the text, which will be followed, when applicable, by the page reference (s) preceded by a space and a colon. Use the following samples as a guide:

A source with two authors:

  • (Zamora and Guitart 1982: 37 )

A source with more than three authors :

  • ( Vasquez et al 1967. )

Two or more works by the same author:

  • ( Muñoz 1983c : 125 )

A reference with three quotations:

(Gómez 1980 : 162; García Serrano 1993 and 1959 : 89)
Citing an indirect source ( Cit. in Daiches 1970 , 2: 538-40 )
Citing literary works : ( Sastre 1970: 315 ; esc 6. )

Works Cited. The bibliography at end of article sources only refer to the works actually considered in the preparation. So the list will be headed with the title "Works Cited ", which is separate from the first input by two spaces. If an entry is longer than one line from the second line should make sangria 5 spaces from the left margin.

The titles of independent publications (books, magazines) be placed in italics dependent (part of a book, articles) will be quoted.

Quotes from books. An entry in a list of works cited has three main author, title, and publication data - divisions each of them separated by a point, as follows:

Alonso, Amado. 1955. Materia y forma en poesía. Madrid: Gredos.

When required to provide more information, it should be separated from the former by a point, and will be ordered as follows :

  • Name of the author: in inverse order and determine the alphabetical list of works cited. The author's name as it appears on the title (the name should not be abbreviated if it appears full , and vice versa) will always be given.
  • Publication: If several works by the same author published in the same year should be distinguished by the letters a, b, c ... respectively, placed after the year and without space or comma. If the date does not appear on the title page, copyright page or in the colophon, use the last date of copyright. When a work does not indicate date, you must provide information about (bracketed) or use the abbreviation s. f.
  • Title of the book: the full name will be mentioned, including the subtitle, if any. In the latter case, the two will be separated by a point, and in italics. An extremely long title can be abbreviated essentially not reduced to the first words.
  • Title of part of a book: the name of a work in an anthology or an essay as part of a compilation hereinafter cited author's name , usually in quotation marks , unless that part of the book has been published as a book Stringer , in which case go in italics.
  • Name of the editor, translator or compiler: if it appears (n) on the title page, include (s) at the entrance, after the title of the work, upon a space only without parentheses and abbreviated: Ed (s)., Trad. orComp. , unless the reference will be of them, those abbreviations, lowercase now, go after author name, also without parentheses and separated from it by a comma.
  • Used Edition: only the number should be indicated if it is after the first edition, and the abbreviated : 2nd ed., 3rd ed.
  • Number of volumes: when a multivolume work is cited, the total number of them at the end of the entry, followed by a space and the initial and final years of publication shall be indicated.
  • Name of the collection or series: citing a book that is part of a collection, her name is indicated. If it's a series of publication, the number is added to indicate the place of work in the series. Location (city) of publication and publisher: a colon and a space between the place of publication and the (home) editorial use. If the work contains a number of cities, only the first will be cited. If the title includes two publishers, both cite them, separating them by semicolons. For reprints must cite both the original edition and the reprint. When a work does not indicate place or publisher should provide approximate information (in brackets) or use only the abbreviations s. l. o s. e.
  • Number of pages: When quoting from a book (an essay, a chapter introduction) shall indicate the numbers of initial and final pages of it. Use the following samples as a guide:
  • A book for an author: Todorov, Tzevetan. 1987. La conquista de América. La cuestión del otro.
    México: Siglo XXI.
  • A book by two or more authors: Akmajian, Adrian, Richard A. Demers y Robert M. Harmish. 1984.
    Lingüística: una introducción al lenguaje y la comunicación. Adapt. y
    trad. Violeta Demonte y Magdalena Mora. Alianza Universidad Textos.
    Madrid: Alianza Editorial.
  • A book with more tan three authors: Edens, Walter et al., eds. 1977. Teaching Shakespeare. Princeton: Princeton UP.
  • An anthology or compilation: Stratman, Carl J., comp. y ed. 1966. Bibliographie of English Printed Trage-
    dy, 1565-1900. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP.
  • Two or more book of the same author: Poulet, Georges. 1967. Les chemins actuels de la critique. Paris: Plon.
    ---, ed. 1980. La poésie éclatée: Baudelaire-Rimbaud. Paris: PUF.
  • A book from an corporative author. Real Academia española. 1973. Esbozo de una nueva Gramática de la
    Lengua Española. Madrid: RAE.
  • A work in an anthology or an essay in a compilation: Unamuno, Miguel de. 1970. Abel Sánchez. Trad. Anthony Kerrigan. Eleven
    Modern Short Novels. Ed. Leo Hamalian y Edmond L. Volpe. 2ª ed.
    New York: Putnam’s. 253-350.
    Alonso, Amado. 1961. “Diacronía y adstrato”. Estudios lingüísticos. Temas
    españoles. 2ª ed. Biblioteca Románica Hispánica. Madrid: Gredos. 106- 124.
  • An Introduction, Preface or Prologue: Doctorow, E.L. 1982. Introducción. Sister Carrie. Por Theodore Dreiser.
    New York: Bentam. v-xi.
  • A work in various volumes: Gracián, Baltasar. 1939. El criticón. Ed. M. Romera-Navarro. Vol. 2.
    Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P. 3 vols. 1938-40.
  • An edition: Alvarez Méndez, J.M., ed. 1987. Teoría lingüística y enseñanza de la lengua.
  • Textos fundamentales de orientación interdisciplinar. Madrid: Akal.
    Lenz, Rodolfo. s.f. Diccionario etimológico de voces chilenas derivadas de
    lenguas americanas. 1905-1910. Ed. Mario Ferreccio Podestá. Santiago:
    U. de Chile.
  • A reedition: Dreiser, Theodore. 1982. Sister Carrie. 1900. Introd. E.L. Doctorow. New
    York: Bentam.

Quotations of periodicals. The information is sorted in a similar manner to that noted for the books.

As for the name of the magazine, if she is well known, the abbreviation accepted by the Modern Language Association, MLA will be used, if unfamiliar, it brackets indicate the city or institution of publication. The volume number should be separated from the name of a magazine with a space. The pages will be brought to the full article, preceded by a colon. If the magazine appears more than once a year, the volume number is added to a point and then, without a space, the number of the edition:

  • Wright, R. 1988. “Latín tardío y romance temprano”. RFE 68: 257-70.
  • Lyon, George Ella. 1981. “Contemporary Appalachian Poetry: Sources and Directions”. Kentucky Review 2.2: 3-22.

Reviews. The reviewer's name and date, follow the name of the review, which is preceded by the expression "Res de" and followed by the word "por", who heads the name of the author of the book and the publication data:

  • Fernández, César. 1998. Res. de “El castellano de los escolares de la comarca del “Gran Bilbao”. Aproximación sociolingüística”, por Roberto Oleata Rubio. EFil 33: 178-180.

Notes. Only content notes and bibliographical notes of commentaries shall be used. The former shall be used to explain, clarify or justify some textual aspect, to provide the original of a translated passage or to document and original paper cited from an indirect source. The latter shall be used for critical comments of a source and for references including numerous citations.

Further information

  • The original articles will not be returned, regardless of whether they are published.
  • The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject entries received (for which it has an editorial board) and make the changes necessary to keep the style of the magazine.
  • The author will receive a free copy of the issue in which their article appears and 25 reprints of the same.
  • All rights reserved. For total or partial reproduction, by any means, of the articles of Estudios Filológicos, it must have the permission of the publisher and the author.

Sending of manuscripts

The contributions and correspondence should be addressed to:

  • Oficina de Publicaciones – Estudios Filológicos
    Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades
    Universidad Austral de Chile
    Apartado Postal 567
    Teléfono-Fax: (56-63) 2221275

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